Social studies, science and pre-calculus are among the subjects that will be assessed as part of the Common Exams, the set of assessments North Carolina public schools plan to use with the Common Core State Standards. While the Durham district has tried to reduce the number of tests students take each year, the transition to the common core will bring the new exams to assess teachers, along with mandates added by state lawmakers such as a graduation requirement for CPR.

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